Archive | August, 2012

Free Pattern Friday: Jack Skellington

24 Aug

Hallowe’en may be a few months off yet, and Christmas even further away, but it’s never too early to get started on holiday centric cross stitch! This week’s free pattern would be a sure-fire hit for either of those holidays. This smiling face of Jack Skellington, from ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, will fit into a 4 inch embroidery hoop, as it measures 3″ x 2.5″ approx, making it perfect to stitch up and display easily. The pattern is made up of just black full crosses, so it should be a breeze for all abilities, and if you like, you could stitch it in white floss onto black aida, or, better still, use DMC’s Light Effects glow-in-the-dark floss (E940) to create eerie, year round wall art.

So click here to get the pattern and be sure to let us know how you plan to use it, either in the comments section or on our Facebook page. And remember to check out the store and take advantage of our 30% off back to school sale. Use coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL at the check out until 31st of August.

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Back to School Cross Stitch Sale

21 Aug

Here in our little corner of Scotland, today was the first day back to school. Which is cause for much rejoicing! When the kids go back to school, there are whole chunks of time suddenly free. And what better use for all that time than working on some cross stitch?! If you couldn’t agree more, head over to our shop and pick up a few patterns – and to show we care, use coupon code BACKTOSCHOOL to get 30% off your order. (Valid until the 31st of August)

Free Pattern Friday: Catbus

17 Aug

I know a lot of you out there are huge Studio Ghibli fans. And who can blame you?! We’re working on a detailed Catbus pattern at the moment (be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to find out when it’s available) but in the meantime, why not give this stylised verion a go? He looks particularly awesome on coloured aida, and measures approx 6 inches by 3 inches.

Download the pattern here for one week only and check out the rest of our Studio Ghibli patterns available to buy in store.